Analysis Of A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

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In Ishmael Beah’s memoir ‘a long way gone’, Beah describes his experience as a child soldier. A deep message that Beah conveys is that “children have the resilience to outlive their sufferings if given the chance”. During Beah’s journey as a child soldier, he commits multiple graphic acts under the influence of drugs, such as demanding that prisoners dig their own graves, then burying them alive (151). This event shows how far gone mentally Beah and his group had become under the influence of drugs. After being rescued by the U.N.I.C.E.F, Beah describes his transformation from an emotionless killer, to a New Yorker, speaking in front of the United Nations. “These days I live in three worlds: my dreams, and the experiences of my new life, which

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